Nigerians – nine – were the only graduands from the masters of laws at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
The Dean of the institution, Ian Holloway, said this in a tweet – which has been widely retweeted – on his handle while celebrating the feat.
“This is cool. We have 9 students graduating with their LLMs today. All are Nigerian! @ProfXtian @NigeriaGov,” he said in the post in which he also tagged the Nigerian Government.
This is cool. We have 9 students graduation with their LLMs today. All are Nigerian! @ProfXtian @NigeriaGov pic.twitter.com/VU6xEzpZhO
— Ian Holloway (@LawDeanHolloway) May 30, 2022
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A snapshot of a document he shared revealed that the graduands include Oluchi Jennifer Chijioke, Maryam Wuraola Lawal, Ola Eke-Okoro, Toritsemofe, Emmanuella Uche Odum, and Alexandra Mene.
The rest are Ifeoluwa Tolulope Osunfisan, Ifedayo Isaac Olanipekun, Olaitan Adeniyi Oyekunle, and Olushegun Olayinka Tokode.
The L.L.M, which is a postgraduate degree, is normally gotten in a one-year programme and is for law students and professionals looking for expertise in a specialised law field.